Aviation: Fuels

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 29 February 2024.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Scottish National Party, Central Ayrshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to ensure that sustainable aviation fuel projects can start construction in 2025.

Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Scottish National Party, Central Ayrshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that projects that received alternative fuels fund round 1 grants remain viable.

Photo of Anthony Browne Anthony Browne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Our Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) programme is one of the most comprehensive in the world. The Government’s Advanced Fuels Fund has allocated £135m across 13 projects to support private investment in UK SAF projects by overcoming perceived technological and construction risks and will support our industry shared aim to have at least five commercial SAF plants under construction in the UK by 2025.

Our SAF mandate that will be in force from 2025 and in September, the government committed to design and implement a revenue certainty mechanism to support SAF production in the UK.

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